This is my first post so I thought why not start by adding another lens to the lens gallery. Here is a quick review and some pictures Iâ€™ve taken on my â€˜Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR DI VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macroâ€™ (model A20) on my Canon EOS 450D.
Iâ€™m not going to list all the lens specification because itâ€™s easy enough to look on Tamronâ€™s web site. Instead Iâ€™ll spend my time listing the pros and cons of the lens, although the lists may be short! Iâ€™m new to SLR photography so excuse my simple terminology!
Excellent zoom range
Excellent all-round travel lens
Vibration compensation is excellent although not as smooth as Canonâ€™s IS
Minimum focus distance of 0.49m
Well made, feels solid particularly compared to the Canon 18-55 IS kit lens (I see that one getting replaced soon!).
Lens extends to full zoom when carrying if not locked
Very slow to focus in low light on full zoom
Purple-fringing and slight blurring in corners on full zoom
You can click on 'Original Image' to display the original file but beware they are large files (between 3-7 MB).
1) Taken at Silverstone British Superbikes.
300mm, Tv, 1/800, F6.3, ISO 400, VC on, AI Servo AF, no editing.
2) Full zoom macro shot.
300mm, Av, 1/2000, F7.1, ISO 400, VC on, no editing.
3) Taken on Stanage Edge in the Peak District.
33mm, A-DEP, 1/640, F5.6, ISO 200, VC on, processed from RAW.
4) Baby Marmottes at Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire.
300mm, Program AE, 1/400, F7.1, ISO 320, VC on, slightly cropped to remove rear of another Marmotte!
5) The Moon from my back garden!
300mm, Program AE, 1/30, F6.3, Spot metering, - 1/3 EV, manual focus, VC off, RAW processed image and cropped.
Thanks for looking
Last edited by momark on Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.